| May 12, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Following the Nov. 2, 1989 closure of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, the newspaper morgue that included 2.2 million photographs was donated to the Los Angeles Public Library....
| Sep 1, 2013
PARIS — Charles Trueheart, the director of the American Library in Paris, picked through the shelves in his office and withdrew a surprisingly well-preserved June 1922 edition of the long-gone literary magazine the Smart Set.
The cover touted a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Appropriately enough, the award-winning recording artist Moby, nicknamed for his ancestor Herman Melville’s great white whale, joined the Young Literati's party Thursday to read to the group from the classic American novel.
"My dad gave me the...
| Sep 1, 2013
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO PARIS
From LAX, nonstop service to Paris is offered on Air France and Air Tahiti Nui, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on Delta, United, Lufthansa, American, KLM and British; restricted round-trip fares...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:47 PM
SACRAMENTO -- When members of a local historical group wanted a video of President Gerald Ford testifying about the 1975 attempt to assassinate him, they filed a petition with a federal judge.
The judge released the recording on Monday, drawing new...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:05 AM
The final installment of 94 White House tapes recorded during a turbulent period of Richard Nixon's administration were released Wednesday at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.
The tapes cover a period from April 9 to July 12,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Even before the late Steve Jobs, who is the subject of the poorly received bio-pic “Jobs,” became an oracle of the personal computer revolution some 30 years ago, computers and their like were a mainstay in film and television.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Whatever happened to "Moby-Dick"? That's what L.A. libraries want to know.
The Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Public Libraries and friends are getting together to present a month-long celebration of Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick."...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:35 AM
You never know when you’ll need a 3-D printer.
They can cost anywhere from $400 to $25,000, which is a bit much if you’re trying to “print” (somehow, that seems like the wrong verb) a plastic cookie-cutter you’ve downloaded...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can’t I check out these virtual books at the library too? The libraries want to provide them, but say the “big six&...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Twenty years ago, Cindy Cleary was working in Glendale's Central Library when a recipe in a special collections room caught her eye.
It was a recipe for cooking a cat.
"That was a stunner when I came across that," Cleary, who is now director of...